The Berkeley Carroll School

Driver's Education


Students must be 16 by September 1st for the Fall semester, February 10th for the Spring semester, July 1st for the Summer semester. Students should obtain a New York State learner’s permit (MV-100) from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. For more information please log on to A permit is not required to begin the course; however, it must be obtained prior to scheduling your road test. It is not necessary to be a Berkeley Carroll student.

Course Information

Students are required to attend sessions that consists of classroom instruction and driving instruction including observation with each student spending 6 hours behind the wheel. Attendance is mandatory for all enrolled students.


No more than 2 absences are permitted in either lecture or driving sessions. After the 2 absences, everything must be made up. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with your lecture or driving instructor regarding make-ups.


Students are taught in the classroom and in the vehicle by New York State accredited teachers licensed to provide a comprehensive introduction to their driving experience. The primary goal is to teach the safe, efficient operation of a motor vehicle and to develop the proper habits and attitudes needed for defensive driving. Besides the course hours, additional practice is highly recommended in order to bring a new driver to higher levels of driving performance.


Tuition is $500.00, excluding textbooks, which cost $40.00 (optional). All forms of payment are accepted. Payments may be made by check, payable to The Berkeley Carroll School. Please include student’s name on the check. A $10.00 processing fee will be added for credit card payments. No refunds will be granted once classes begin. There will be no refunds for failure to complete the course. For questions about Financial Aid, please e-mail Laura John-Mora.


The student and or parent must attend one of the registration days listed below. Payment and signed application (see below) must be brought to registration. At registration, the students will be able to select their choice of lecture/driving day and time. It is not mandatory, but please bring in a copy of proof of date of birth. If applicable, please bring in your permit.

Early Registration
Monday, February 1st, 3:45 PM

Late Registration
Tuesday, February 9th, 3:45 PM

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